Posted by Tobi-Dawne
How many of our youth need to die before enough people take notice and make change happen? This weekend another young person took their own life after experiencing all the homophobic bullying they could handle. Tonight we had our wrap-up meeting for Camp fYrefly 2011… and all I can think is that if this young man had the kind of community we’ve built here, perhaps things never would have gone that far.
Tomorrow, please wear purple. It’s a small thing we can do. October 20th is wear purple day. Wear purple in a show of solidarity against homophobia. Wear purple for equality. Wear purple to let our youth know that there are options. We can make things better RIGHT NOW. We don’t have to wait.
Someone in this young mans life may have been waiting for the right time to talk to him…. for the right time to tell him that he wasn’t alone.
Make it better.
read more about Jamie Hubley at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/10/19/ottawa-suicide-gay-teen-folo.html